“An outstanding family set.”
1KBW is committed to public law children work, and we are widely acknowledged to be leaders in this field, with specialist Queen’s Counsel and highly rated junior counsel appearing in many of the leading cases in this area.
Members of 1KBW edit and contribute to leading textbooks such as Hershman and McFarlane, Children Law and Practice, and McFarlane and Reardon, Child Care and Adoption Law: A Practical Guide.
We are regularly briefed on all forms of public law proceedings from the FPC to the High Court and appellate courts. We represent parents and children, acting through the Official Solicitor and the Family Court Advisory Service (CAFCASS). We are also regularly instructed by local authorities.
We can provide specialist counsel at every level of seniority (including Queen’s Counsel) with a stellar reputation in public law children work:
- Cases concerning serious allegations of abuse (non accidental injury, sexual misconduct, emotional abuse)
- Medico legal cases – declarations on the treatment of adults under disability, life support cases, sterilisation, non-therapeutic surgery, treatment of children (including HIV positive cases)
- Cases involving issues relating to education
- Adoption and international adoption
- Injunctive relief
- Special Guardianship